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Lake front rustic camp in beautiful cove

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath with 50 foot lake frontage

Enjoy a family vacation at my log style cabin with shallow cove for kids to swim. Knotty pine interior with double bedded master, second bedroom with bunk beds, single bed on sleeping porch, full kitchen, 3/4 bath, gas heat and wood stove, screened front porch, fully furnished deck, sandy beach area. Near boat launch. Outdoor fireplace and gas grill. Please bring your own linens. We provide everything else. We allow pets. We have a kayak for your use and a 12 foot boat with oars that can support up to a 10 horsepower motor. Great for a family vacation!


Owner
Carol or Craig Rancourt
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 8, 2017

About Carol or Craig Rancourt

I am a social worker and volunteer manager with an Agency for the Elderly. I grew up in Maine, graduated from Scarborough High School and the University of Southern Maine. I still live in my family home in Scarborough and have spent more then 50 summers at this wonderful spot on Little Sebago Lake.

Carol or Craig Rancourt purchased this cabin in 1960

Why Carol or Craig Rancourt chose Windham

This 'camp' was a family adventure. My parents took my brother and me for a ride on Sunday in 1960 and we saw the for sale sign. We stopped and fell in love with the spot. The cottage was unfinished at the time, no lights, no running water but following a family vote we bought it and have been there ever since. With more than 50 summers at 'camp' I can tell you nothing beats the pristine water, the beautiful sunrises and moonrises, the diamonds on the water, the loons gliding right out front. Fishing is wonderful and we occasionally have a visit from deer or moose.

What makes this cabin unique

All you have to do is roll out of bed and jump into the lake, drop a line and catch perch, trout or bass, kayak, row or just lounge on the deck and watch the chipmunks and birds at play. We have internet but you may just choose to shut it all off and enjoy nature at its best.

Amenities

Windham Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 3 piece bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 child bed , Bunk beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Twin bed sleeping area on front porch
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

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Lake front rustic camp in beautiful cove
average rating of 4.2222223 based on 9 reviews
5

A PLEASANT SURPRISE!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I traveled over 9 hours to relax on one of Maine's most beautiful lakes. The setting of this camp was so welcoming. You can't beat having a warm and inviting lake behind your camp. Every item we needed for cooking was there for us. There was plenty of room to spread out but our favorite spot was on the large screened in porch. You could hear the loons and the water splashing on the property when a boat went by. We will certainly return in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at our little "gem". We have enjoyed it for over 50 years and the beauty of the lake and the loon call has never dimmed. We are pleased to share it with visitors!
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Medford, MA
5

Gorgeous views and privacy

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is not totally secluded as I originally thought, but the nicest neighbors and owners of the other cottages were so considerate I could not have asked for a more homey and wonderful place. Carol responds to any question or concern within such a short time, she must wear a beeper just for any question a tenant might have. Yes, there is a road that you can hear cars if you are out front on the front porch, but the speed limit is 15 mph and everyone seems to obey that. It was a nice way to just relax and reflect on the beauty of Maine and the people who live and visit here. And the water was like a bath tub warm!!!

Thanks so much!

Marilyn

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and that your dogs did too! Depending on when you visit it can be very quiet but in high summer there will be cars eager to get to their little piece of heaven on Little Sebago. Little Sebago is spring fed but you are right the water this year warmed up fast and is lovely.
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with our time at the camp. Excellent wi-fi reception. Great fishing. The beach was very nice. Totally satisfied.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Poison Ivy and Unintentionally Shared Swimming area

  • 1 of 5

Normally I just skip the review process, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all”, but I will leave an honest review as I fear that other families may have a similar experience. I would want people to rent with full disclosure, which I didn't have. Upon check-in we immediately began “trying to make the most of it”. We found poison ivy in multiple areas on the property, although the owner denies that there is any near the camp. I am a native Mainer and have grown up enjoying the outdoors. Multiple members of my family (like 80-90% of the population) are sensitive to poison ivy and get severe rashes upon contact or if oils from the plant make it onto our skin. I KNOW what poison ivy looks like as I have spent my life avoiding it. Yes, there are other 3-leaf “ground covering plants” that looks similar to poison ivy, but this property has multiple areas of poison ivy--including around the fire pit. Please use caution having campfires, as burning poison ivy can release the oils airborne and make for a dangerous experience. We purchased a fence to keep our children and dog out the poison ivy. We brought a fire pit from home for s’mores. Canceling our vacation would be disappointing to our kids, we did leave a day early. The owner offered to refund us the cost of the fence, but we have not seen the money yet. The owner said I should have contacted her about the poison ivy, but I’m not sure how you safely eradicate it mid-week. I wish I could attach photos of the poison ivy that we took.

The other main issue: Beach area shown on the website was not “private”. The owner admitted it was supposed to be our area—but due to poor communication between the camp owners, the renters next door also used the section of beach. So being in a cove, when they swam straight out from “their” beach, and we swam in ours, we were swimming in the same congested area right in front of the camp. We do have photos of the neighbors swimming in our area. Next to our dock is a ROW dock, which brought swimmers and paddlers daily. I asked about the 2nd dock in the photo prior to renting and the owner did disclose that it was a ROW. The lake is beautiful and the float and kayak were enjoyable. We spent plenty of time using them, away from poison ivy and next door neighbors! Our children also loved the bunk room. Bring dishtowels along with your linens. Upon positive response/update from owner, I will contact HomeAway in an attempt to revise my review.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry this renter was unhappy with our location and the cove area. I am sure it was disappointing to them. However, we did have the property checked for poison ivy following their stay and the three-leaved plants were identified as not being poison ivy. These renters did not get poison ivy because the plants are not poison ivy. With that being said we try to be up front and honest with all potential renters about our location. We do have neighbors and we are in a cove - once people are in the water they are free to swim wherever they like including in front of our property. Of course it hurts to have a bad review but all the others we have received have been good reviews and no one has ever mentioned poison ivy. We hope that you will consider us for 2017 and we will try to make your stay a great one.
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Ashland
4

Nice rustic camp on the water with a decent boat dock.

  • 4 of 5

Small as most camps are but nice and pretty well kept. Great water view off the rear enclosed porch. Nice back yard with some grass, chairs and picnic table. Kitchen is sufficient, gas range with plenty of dishes and enough pots and pans. Wifi worked well. Parking is tricky with a boat and trailer on a hill, no real driveway. Over all it was a great week at a small camp and the only other thing I would mention is the mattresses really could use an update.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay.
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5

Peaceful, quiet and we'll maintained

  • 5 of 5

Property was a described. Nice, clean, quiet and relaxing. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and that he weather cooperated!
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Map

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Train
22 Miles
Downeaster
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 302
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Franco's Bistro
Car: necessary

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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